Since there is no water for people in the west right this moment, and we’re in the middle of an epic aridification, and the rivers are suffering from a lack of snow melt in the mountains, and groundwater is being pumped out of dying aquifers, where exactly would you site a city larger than two Las Vegases, a city with two artificial lakes on its doorstep yet is panicking already?
Heck, where will the five million people find work in businesses that don’t use water? Where will the food come from if there is no nearby agriculture? How many billions would the state have to invest to create infrastructure to support it? How much area would have to be covered to provide solar power for a city of five million?
This proposal, like the hundreds of other proposals that were seemingly put together by five-year-olds at Build-a-City, is so absolutely insane that it makes me wonder what he’s trying to hide. It’s like the murderer in a mystery pointing a finger at an innocent suspect to take the suspicion off of him.